Craniofacial Center

The Craniofacial Center at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) specializes in providing comprehensive specialty care to children with congenital or acquired defects of the head and neck.

About Us

We believe that the key to achieving optimal treatment for each child is to build a collaborative relationship between specialists, community providers and families. The staff at the Craniofacial Center will work with families to coordinate care whether direct services are provided at YNHCH or at other facilities in the community. Some areas of care at the Craniofacial Center include:

  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Deformational Plagiocephaly
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Head and Neck Birth Abnormalities
  • Microtia
  • Hemangiomas
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Facial Deficiencies/Asymmetry
  • Facial Clefting
  • Dentofacial Deformities and Malocclusions
  • Micrognathia
  • Craniofacial Trauma
  • Childhood Head and Neck Tumors

Our Team

For more than 20 years, the Craniofacial Center at YNHCH has been helping children with craniofacial disorders by providing comprehensive coordinated care. The team includes:

  • Plastic surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Geneticists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Audiologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Speech therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Intensive care specialists
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Care coordinators
  • Pediatric craniofacial nurse practitioners

Making a Referral

Families, primary care physicians or specialty services may refer children to YNHCH's Craniofacial Center by calling 203-737-2049.

Initial contact with our program may begin as:

  • A prenatal consultation
  • Consultation during the newbord period while the infant and family are still in the hospital
  • A scheduled office visit

For more information

For more information about the Craniofacial Center or to access patient education, visit